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David H Siegel

Personal injury Attorney at West Hartford, CT

5.0   32 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 32 years
    New York - NY 35 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 36 years
    Massachusetts - MA 36 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    ALLTYPES OF ACCIDENT CASES Motor Vehicle collisions Slip&Fall Defective Premises Pedestrian and Bicycle hit by car Work/Construction Injuries

    38 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Brain injury
    20%
    Litigated large brain injury case resulting in nearly a $7 Million Dollar Settlement

    38 years, 80 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    20%
    As an aviation attorney in New York City represented hundreds of families who lost loved ones in aircraft crashes. Also represented estates of those in fatal car crashes

    38 years, 200 cases

Attorney Siegel is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, and he is licensed to practice law in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Washington, D.C. and the federal courts of these states including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Attorney Siegel has nearly  25 years of extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury law including motor vehicle collisions, products liability, slip & fall accidents, construction injuries, wrongful death claims and aviation crashes. He has received million dollar verdicts and numerous settlements well over one million dollars. Aside from representing hundreds of clients in personal injury matters, he has also represented families of victims of numerous airline crashes which often time involve complex legal matters and specialized knowledge. Since Attorney Siegel is a former airline pilot he is well suited to handle aviation actions. Attorney Siegel's experience includes trials in State and Federal Courts as well as before the National Transportation Safety Board in enforcement proceedings.

HONORS/AWARDS

SUPERLAWYERS  Less than 5% attorneys nationwide selected

LISTED IN TOP ATTORNEYS IN NEW ENGLAND    As published in Superlawyers Magazine

NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYER ASSOCIATION TOP 100 LAWYERS

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LEGAL ADVOCATES  Membership limited to less than 1.5% of of all licensed lawyers nationwide

RUE RATINGS BEST ATTORNEYS OF AMERICA  Less than one percent (1%) of the attorneys of America have been invited to be a member of Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America

CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE TOP LAWYERS

MULTI MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM (Invited to join)

 

 

 

 

Location

The Siegel Law Firm, LLC.
74 Park Road
West Hartford, CT, 06119

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Reviews

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Posted by Chau | December 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and efficient 5.0 stars
David Siegel is very professional, quick, and efficient on how he handles cases. He was more than helpful and I would highly reccomend David Siegel to friends and family. ​​Chau November 27, 2017.
Posted by Kerolyn | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Well Prepared, awsome attorney!!
David was very well prepared with all aspects of the process and the legalities of the state. I can't say enough about him, he very prepared during the mediation and throughout the case. I received so much more than i could have imagined. If you want an attorney that truly cares and will work hard for you, i highly suggest you call him!
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Posted by Laurie | November 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Automobile Accident
I hired Attorney Siegel after I was injured in an automobile accident. His demeanor was pleasant and professional. He quickly assessed my case and how he could help me and he was able to successfully reach a settlement for me within 10 months of the accident. The settlement amount was more than I thought I would recover.
Posted by NIsha | April 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Settlement was triple what I expected
I settled my case for $30,000 and I only expected under $10,000. Attorney Siegel was really good and everything went smooth. The case came out perfect.
Posted by Jill | March 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Complex case came out well
Attorney Siegel had to file a lawsuit not only against the person who hit me but also against my own insurance company. As a result we received the maximum amount of the policy from the person who hit me insurance and an unexpected large amount from my own company. He settled against both insurance companies very quickly.
Posted by Rudy | December 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Laser Focused
The insurance company was quite arduous in their dealings with my case. Mr. Siegel was very tactful in his negotiations with the insurance adjusters & supervisors and certainly implemented an innovative approach to getting my case resolved. I can say with confidence that I do not believe many attorneys would have held up to such pressure, all while maintaining a high level of ethics and professionalism. Unbeknownst to Mr. Siegel, I did my background research on him from other lawyers in the industry and I got nothing but positive remarks from his peers. He clearly goes above and beyond what any of those TV commercial/ambulance chasers would do. His legal experience is exemplified with his understanding of insurance company processes and furthermore was able to explain it to me as a client so that I was not left in the dark. Mr. Siegel is laser focused on resolving the case in the best interest of his client and not just move on to the next one. I am sincerely grateful that I had Mr. Siegel representing me and have already recommended him to others within in my network.
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Posted by Sara | December 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult multi - state case
We had a difficult case which involved multiple states. Attorney Siegel was able to navigate his way through the laws of these states. He also dealt with medical liens imposed by these states. This was my first accident and there is no way I could have handled this on my own,
Posted by Jay | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Found Attorney Siegel on Internet and I am very glad I hired him for my injury case
Gathered facts and used his experience to negotiate a great settlement. Always available and responded to my questions. Started to work on my case immediately. Rectified a problem in that I did not go to a doctor for one month after the accident but still got a maximum settlement. We met with insurance adjuster and she paid double her previous offer.
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Posted by Michael | October 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Motorcycle Accident
Very knowledgable. Contacted the right people to get the job done. Great communication between us. Always returned my calls. Very satisfied with settlement. He got me the full amount of the policy from the guy who hit me and then a great deal more compensation from my own insurance company.
Posted by Rudy T | April 18, 2014
Intelligent, Experienced and Professional - A Winning Combination
The insurance company was quite arduous in their dealings with my case. Mr. Siegel was very tactful in his negotiations with the insurance adjusters & supervisors and certainly implemented an innovative approach to getting my case resolved. I can say with confidence that I do not believe many attorneys would have held up to such pressure, all while maintaining a high level of ethics and professionalism. Unbeknownst to Mr. Siegel, I did my background research on him from other lawyers in the industry and I got nothing but positive remarks from his peers. He clearly goes above and beyond what any of those TV commercial/ambulance chasers would do. His legal experience is exemplified with his understanding of insurance company processes and furthermore was able to explain it to me as a client so that I was not left in the dark. Mr. Siegel is laser focused on resolving the case in the best interest of his client and not just move on to the next one. I am sincerely grateful that I had Mr. Siegel representing me and have already recommended him to others within in my network.
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Posted by Rose | November 7, 2013
Settled case quickly and received payment from two Insurance Companies
My case just settled and I couldn't be happier about the results. I received that maximum insurance policy limits from two insurance companies and Attorney Siegel didn't even have to start a lawsuit. He had a command of the law and found another insurance policy which I am sure most lawyers would have missed. If you want a top notch personal injury lawyer don't look any further.
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Posted by Jessica | November 6, 2013
Tried the lawyers on TV and your just a number
​I had hired one of those lawyers who advertise on TV and the busses and they never gave me any personal service. They never knew the status of my case or told me what was going on with my case. They may be good at advertising but that's about it. I switched to Attorney Siegel and everything was different. He always returned my calls and knew exactly the status of my case. He kept me informed about everything. He settled my case for a very large sum much more than I expected. ​ I am very happy with the results and would recommend him highly. J. Bermudez 11/2013
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Posted by Larry | April 30, 2013
Car Crash Rear Ended
After meeting with David Siegel for the very first time, i knew that i would be taken care of completely. David assured me that his experience was all i needed. David is direct and focused on your needs, he talks to you and listens when you speak. Knowing that i had David working on my case allowed me relax and heal. Highly recommended.
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Posted by StanM | November 5, 2012
2011 Car Accident - Neck - Whiplash
David H. Siegel walked me through each step of the legal process required to pay my medical and legal bills regarding a not "at fault" car accident that I had in 12/2011. He is a very compassionate, knowledgeable and a good listener. I recommend David H. Siegel should you get into a car accident and need legal representation to deal with the insurance payment process.
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Posted by Gloria | October 29, 2012
Car Accident - Rear Ended
I was in a car accident which I was rear ended and ended up with back injuries. Atty Siegel was always there to answer any of my questions . When you called, Atty Siegel was the one that you spoke to. No middle person or delay in him getting back to you. He is honest, dependable and he cares about you as a individual person. Your not just a case for him! Atty Siegal helped me get the most that I could get for my settlement. Overall experience was excellent and I would highly recommend Atty David Siegel to anyone. Thank you David!
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Posted by Hina | July 29, 2011
Personal Injury
It was a relief to hand over the case to Mr.Siegel,Maintaining his professional style he talked like a friend as he always had a time to answer my worries.Never bothered me with calls.etc.He co-operated with my busy schedules,& worked with my availibilty.He handled the case so well im so happy he had my case.
Posted by Imtiaz | July 26, 2011
I was invovled in a very serious car accident with a fatality
I was involved in a car accident in which my car was totaled and the other person in the other car was killed. Attorney Siegel took care of everything for me. I really appreciate what he did for me and got me a very good settlement. God bless him and the doctors who took care of me.
Posted by R. Bhuller | April 19, 2011
Quick, informative, just great!
Was very quick, and informative with our different options. We were recommended by a family member and he kept us informed all the way. Great, hard-working attorney!
Posted by T. Cumberbatch | April 8, 2011
very helpful and informative
Atty. Siegel has been very helpful and informative. He recommended excellent care for the injuries. He's honest and dependable.
Posted by E. Pons | March 23, 2011
He did a Great Job on my Case
He did a very good job and answered all my questions. Got my settlement in a short period. Overall excellent Job . Would recommend him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Siegel Law Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Polinsky Siegel
  • 1998 - 2010
  • Aviation Attorney
  • Speiser & Krause New York City
  • 1987 - 1997

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Settlement $278,000
  • Settled $278,000
  • Settlement after mediation $90,000
  • Settled $90,000
  • Settlement 365,000
  • Settled $365,000
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2010
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1995
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 2000
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Connecticut
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Invited Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys in New England
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • AAA Journal
  • Insurance Rights
  • 2008
  • Hartford Courant
  • Insurance Primer
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut UM Law
  • 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Products Liability
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have collaborated with David on numerous personal injury cases. He is highly competent, dedicated, a committed advocate and he really cares about his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to any one who is in pain and needs help."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Worked with him on many personal injury cases and found him to be very competent and very knowledgable about the law. I would recommend him highly."
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West Hartford Personal injury Lawyer David H Siegel
David H Siegel
Personal injury Attorney
West Hartford, CT
Licensed for 36 years